Under the Tuscan Sun

Overview

Have you ever wanted to drive through a postcard? Now is your chance with The Rogue Historian's Tuscany Wine Tour.

We will head through two of Italy's most enigmatic and beautiful regions - Lazio and Tuscany, slowly making our way through the picturesque countryside on our way to the internationally celebrated wine region of Montelpuciano.

We start the day in the picturesque mountaintop village of Montelpulciano, a town immortalised in movies such as 'Under the Tuscan Sun' and 'The English Patient'. We will hear stories of local life and history, from the Etruscans and Romans to the Medici and Florentines. We will visit the noble palace, with its crisscrossing tunnels, where the wine is aged in the world's oldest continuously operated cantina, and more importantly, we will sample the vino.

For lunch, we will head off the beaten track to a fantastic local agriturismo, in the heartland of Italian Enotourism for a luxury three-course lunch with wine. The wine will flow and all the ingredients will come from the local lands.

With food in our belly and wine in our soul, we will head to the sumptuous town of Pienza, steeped in Papal history and a picture postcard of the beautiful Tuscany. We will explore Pienza's ceramic scene, take in the breathtaking views and more importantly sample the local cheese and grappa.

Not only do you get to see Tuscany, and taste the traditional flavours of 'la Cucina Povera' (poor mans food), but for a day we will live the Tuscan life and you will never be the same again.

Highlights

  • Private air-conditioned transportation to Tuscany and back
  • Local Expert
  • All wine tastings
  • All Cheese tastings
  • 3 course Lunch
  • A trip to both Montepulciano and Pienza
  • Full day excursion

Route

  1. Your hotel in rome
  2. Monetelpulciano
  3. Pienza
  4. Your hotel in Rome